What the Doctrine of the Trinity Means for PrayerBy Tyler Wittman | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021
Though we intuitively think of prayer as something we do to God, the trinitarian dynamics of prayer tell us just the opposite; more than anything, prayer is something God does to us.
Pray for Other MembersBy Ty Gooch | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021
We all know how terribly trite it feels to ask God over and over again to help out your fellow church members with their health, safety, or money problems. So how do we pray without just repeating ourselves?
Publicly Praying for Government AuthoritiesBy Shane Walker | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020
Why bother praying publicly for politicians? There are so many reasons not to do it. But they’re insufficient. Why? Simply put, because God commands it.
Episode 138: On What if I Don’t Desire to Pray (with John Onwuchekwa)By J. Onwuchekwa, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.21.2020
As Christians, we know we should pray. But too often, we fail to because we simply don’t desire to.
Book Review: Enjoy Your Prayer Life, Michael ReevesReview by Cheston Pickard | 06.11.2020
If you are having trouble in your prayer life, this book will drive you to the Word and to the God who hears His children.
How to Pray for Your Pastor During LockdownBy Christopher Ash | 05.08.2020
This global lockdown affects us all differently. We live under widely varying regulations in different countries or even in different counties within the same country. But there are some things you can pray for your pastor—regardless of his circumstance.
COVID-19 Has Helped Our Church to Pray More FerventlyBy Matthias Lohmann | 04.13.2020
God is good. He consistently uses circumstances that we might think are bad to bring about his glorious purposes among his people.
Why Do We Pray So Little?By John Onwuchekwa | 03.11.2020
Why does it seem like churches give themselves to prayer only in times of crisis? John Onwuchekwa reflects on this difficult question.
Book Review: The Prayers of Jesus, by Mark JonesReview by Ryan Troglin | 10.10.2019
If your prayer life needs a jolt of electricity, The Prayers of Jesus might just do the trick.
Why and How We Started a Sunday Evening ServiceBy Matthew Fletcher | 09.30.2019
On the first Sunday of 2019, our church started a Sunday evening service. Here’s how and why we did it.
3 Reasons We Ought to Corporately LamentBy Mark Vroegop | 04.08.2019
Corporate lament is a unique voice that empathizes, models, and unites a body, especially when tension fills the room.
4 Ways Martin Luther Encourages Pastors to PrayBy Mark Rogers | 02.25.2019
As a fellow pastor, Martin Luther provides a treasure of wisdom and insight on prayer.
Real Calvinists PrayBy J.A. Medders | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
Calvinism doesn’t render our prayers meaningless. On the contrary, it ought to revive and even sustain our prayer life.
Cultivating a Culture of Transparency in Your ChurchBy James Choi | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018
We should pray that our members would understand the need to make our relationships transparent—to share embarrassing things about ourselves, to speak honestly, and to ask one another careful, loving questions
Should Pastors Talk about Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday?By Jonathan Leeman | 10.04.2018
You don’t have to address Brett Kavanaugh this Sunday. But if you do, don’t pick a side.